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Chargers' Ajirotutu makes name for himself with winning TD catch against Chiefs

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    San Diego Chargers wide receiver Seyi Ajirotutu (16) catches a pass in the end zone for the game winning touchdown under pressure from Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith (27) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. The Chargers won the game 41-38. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (The Associated Press)

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    San Diego Chargers wide receiver Seyi Ajirotutu (16) catches a pass in the end zone for the game winning touchdown under pressure from Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith (27) during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. The Chargers won the game 41-38. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (The Associated Press)

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    San Diego Chargers wide receiver Seyi Ajirotutu (16) celebrates with teammates Ladarius Green (89) and Rich Ohrnberger (74) after Ajirotutu caught a pass in the end zone for the game-winning touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. The Chargers won the game 41-38. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (The Associated Press)

Seyi Ajirotutu should get a little more notice after catching a last-second touchdown pass to lift the San Diego Chargers to a thrilling 41-38 victory at Kansas City.

His name, though, will no doubt still be hard for some people to pronounce.

Ajirotutu caught a 26-yard pass from Philip Rivers with 24 seconds left Sunday to end the shootout and a three-game losing streak, and perhaps save the Chargers' season.

His name remains a mouthful. It's pronounced SHAY-ee ah-ZHIR-uh-tutu.

Says Ajirotutu: "It's a little challenging saying nine letters in the last name. It's OK. There's people that have unique names, but we're good. It's happened since I've been in kindergarten."

The Chargers (5-6) host Andrew Dalton and the AFC North-leading Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

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